Detection of human herpesvirus-8 DNA in kidney allografts prior to the development of Kaposi’s sarcoma

Ronit Sarid, Galina Pizov, Deborah Rubinger, Rebecca Backenroth, Michael M. Friedlaender, Fidi Schwartz, Dana G. Wolf

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

31 Scopus citations

Abstract

Human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8) DNA was identified in kidney allografts in 2 of 3 transplant recipients prior to the development of Kaposi's sarcoma, and increase in viral antibody titer was found in the third. Combined genotypic and serologic analyses could be used to identify patients at risk and suggest that the kidney may be a site of HHV-8 latency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1502-1505
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 May 2001

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Financial support: The Yigal Alon Fellowship (to R. Said) and the Bar-Ilan University internal grant.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Detection of human herpesvirus-8 DNA in kidney allografts prior to the development of Kaposi’s sarcoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this